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Title: Biology and natural history of Anastrepha interrupta (Diptera:Tephritidae)

item Pereira, Rui
item Steck, Gary
item Varona, Eduardo
item Sivinski, John

Submitted to: Florida Entomologist
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2006
Publication Date: 6/1/2007
Citation: Pereira, R., Steck, G.J., Varona, E., Sivinski, J.M. 2007. Biology and natural history of Anastrepha interrupta (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist. 90:389-391.

Interpretive Summary: N/A

Technical Abstract: The natural history of Anastrepha interrupta Stone (Diptera:Tephritidae) was previously little known. Individuals of a population of this fly in Homestead, Florida were studied. Anastrepha interrupta is a seed feeder that infests Schoepfia schreberi (Olacaceae). There was always only one larvae per fruit. Adult flies can live 177 days. Male calling behavior begins after dusk and continues in complete darkness. Utetes anastrephae (Viereck) (Hymenoptera:Braconidae) was reared from pupae, the first observation of this parasitoid on A. interrupta.